IND vs NZ: Former cricketer Aakash Chopra on Monday congratulated India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin on becoming the country's third-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket.
Dinesh Karthik's comments came after Ashwin took three wickets in the first innings, and played impressive knocks of 38 and 32, respectively, in the ongoing first Test between India and New Zealand in Kanpur.
Kapil Dev, who is regarded as one of the best all-rounders to have ever played the game, added that Ravindra Jadeja has improved a lot as a batter but his form with the ball has dipped.
A vital cog in India's scheme of things in white-ball cricket, the flamboyant Hardik Pandya bowled in just two matches in the recent T20 World Cup where India went out in the group stage itself.
Giving his verdict on Shastri and Kohli's partnership, Kapil Dev praised their brand of cricket. "If you look at it from a trophy point of view, that's a different thing altogether", he said.
Virat Kohli's side, who went into the tournament as one of the favourites, thrashed Afghanistan and Scotland but it was too late after losing heavily to arch rival Pakistan and to New Zealand.
T20 World Cup: Former India captain Kapil Dev admitted he was surprised by Virat Kohli's "we were not brave enough" comment after the defeat to New Zealand in the Super 12 fixture.
The legendary cricketer speaks about all this and more in the third episode of masterclass series 'The Long Game', launched by credit card payment platform CRED.
T20 WC 2021: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar shared pictures on social media where he was seen "chilling" with India legends Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar, and Pakistan batting great Zaheer Abbas.
Kapil Dev feels that Aditi Ashok's performance in the recent Tokyo Olympics has increased India's awareness in golf.